I have run into a brick wall looking for immigration and birth records for William Hunter (Hunter-9770).

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WikiTree profile: William Hunter
asked in Genealogy Help by Abby Bukofzer G2G Crew (540 points)

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Hi Abby,

I found him on a New York Passenger list from Belfast

William Hunter

 in the New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850

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      Name: William Hunter
      Arrival Date: 10 Jun 1836
      Age: 50
      Gender: M (Male)
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Port of Departure: Belfast
      Occupation: Farmer
      Destination: United States of America
      Ship: Brig Planter
      Microfilm Serial Number: M237
      Microfilm Roll Number: 30
      List Number: 460

      I haven't yet found any birth records

      answered by Steve Schmidt G2G6 Pilot (347k points)
      selected by Abby Bukofzer

      I Don't believe that is the first time he came over because this shows his marriage date

      William Hunter

       in the Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850

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          Name: William Hunter
          Gender: Male
          Marriage Date: 14 Nov 1801
          Spouse: Nancy Hunter
          Spouse Gender: Male
          County: Baltimore County

          I also found him in the 1840 Census

          William Hunter

           in the 1840 United States Federal Census

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            Name: William Hunter
            Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Cato, Cayuga, New York

            Source Citation

            Year: 1840; Census Place: Cato, Cayuga, New York; Roll: 270; Page: 276; Family History Library Film: 0017181

             

            I also found the probate records

            William Hunter

             in the New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999

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                Name: William Hunter
                Probate Date: 29 Nov 1847
                Probate Place: Cayuga, New York, USA
                Inferred Death Year: Abt 1847
                Inferred Death Place: New York, USA
                Item Description: Letters Testamentary and Administration, Vol C1-C2, 1837-1850

                Source Citation

                Probate Records, 1799-1905; Index, 1799-1952; Author: New York. Surrogate's Court (Cayuga County); Probate Place: Cayuga, New York

                 

                Thank you for your help.  I had found that marriage record too but thought it was probably another William Hunter, since all his children except the last one were born in Ireland.  Do you think it's likely that he went to Maryland and brought his bride back to Ireland?  I think ocean travel was pretty risky then.

                How do I attach the records you have provided me with my profile of William Hunter?
                I thought possibly the same thing however it was only a few years later till his passing

                I will post what I can to the profile when I get to my laptop

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